From the input you feed, BUILD-QUANT starts its Herculean task of working out Quantities.
Firstly it reads the Wall Lines from Architectural Drawing. From the User specified range of minimum and maximum wall thickness, it converts the double line drawing into single line. Of course each single line is drawn exactly at centers of walls of different thickness. BUILD-QUANT then meticulously numbers these wall lines serially and calculates their lengths. It now deducts the door / window areas from wall quantities and prints them in report. Similarly the Plaster quantities are worked out and added in the report. Thus the program works out the quantities, without user being required to enter the dimension in conventional L-B-D format. Program works out the quantities of different types of floorings, as well as skirting and dado areas.
Similar to the walls the double lines of Beams are converted to single lines and each line is given a serial number. The length of the single line is the length of beam. Beam size and number of bars are read from schedule. Thus beam Concrete and Steel quantities are worked out.
Slab area is calculated automatically from end points of cross lines. Design schedule gives information about thickness and reinforcement details. The concrete and steel of slabs is also worked out. Column and Footing quantities are calculated from the schedules directly.
Finally program gives the diameter wise summary of steel quantity. In the final Summary it not only gives the floor wise quantities, but also works out the cumulative quantities for the entire project.